verb \in-ˈjekt\

: to force a liquid medicine or drug into someone or something by using a special needle

: to force (a liquid) into something

: to add (something) to something : to introduce (a particular quality) into something

Full Definition of INJECT

transitive verb
a :  to introduce into something forcefully <inject fuel into an engine>
b :  to force a fluid into (as for medical purposes) <inject a drug into the bloodstream>
:  to introduce as an element or factor in or into some situation or subject <condemning any attempt to inject religious bigotry into the campaign — Current Biography>
in·ject·able \-ˈjek-tə-bəl\ adjective or noun
in·jec·tor \-ˈjek-tər\ noun

Examples of INJECT

  1. She told a few jokes to inject a little humor into her speech.
  2. We need to inject some life into this party.

Origin of INJECT

Latin injectus, past participle of inicere, from in- + jacere to throw — more at jet
First Known Use: 1601


transitive verb \in-ˈjekt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INJECT

: to force a fluid into (a vessel, cavity, or tissue) for preserving, hardening, or coloring structures
: to introduce (as by injection or gravity flow) a fluid into (a living body) especially for the purpose of restoring fluid balance, treating nutritional deficiencies or disease, or relieving pain; also : to treat (an individual) with injections


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